We have seen this scenario before. You speak your mind, Erzulliesta --- and to the awe of many, they are shocked that you are "asserting" yourself this way. Mind you, you were just saying your piece. And they did ask you for your thoughts. So, there it is.
And now that they have it and it is not what they have expected, they will call you "too assertive" yet again.
Well, Erzulliesta. You know the drill. Smile and politely go away. You know your worth. You know what you are defending is right and it's not like you are going to end anyone's world if you do not get what you wanted. You will just simply say "good bye" and move on to the next phase of your life where you will get it.
You are too grown for that already. You know that in life you may or may no get what you want. The important part is that you did everything in your power to do so. You have made a choice. You went after it. Whatever happens next is simply what it is.
So next time you encounter someone who tells you that you are "too assertive", tell the person "thank you". For you, it means that this person recognize your game.
That is who you are. You are #WILDCURVES